So I have chosen to adopt a 5 month old female pug puppy for my 5month old pug Lucy. The puppy I am wanting to get only got feed once a week and lived in a kennel. I will be getting her in a few days what I'm wondering is do you think it is cruel for me to still try and kennel train her, also should I feed her away from Lucy and fendi. Any help would be greatly appriciated
I have no experience but my gut feeling would be that you should separate them whilst feeding. As for crate training, I think you need to see how she reacts. Some dogs become very used to the crate and in fact are fearful outside of it. The issue you may find is that crate training is not easy because she will not be at all concerned about soiling the crate if she has been forced to do so for the whole of her life.
Be prepared for regression in potty training in Lucy.
Bella, mummy to Snifter and Toddy!
wow fed once a week..........can not even imagine that
I adopted an abused pug at 6 months and the crate........was a real chore. he would not come out of it.......no matter what. I actually put away the crate and got an xpen instead.
more room for the pup and Max could see all around then
he could sleep and eat and in there and had a special place if he had to soil by accident too.
A pugs world is full of play and sleep and of course good food.........
I have no advice for you but wanted to thank you for taking this poor little soul in. Pat's done amazing things with Max.I would definitely feed separately since she's been starved. Good luck, keep us posted and again thank you.
Jackie,Mom to Robbie & Stacy my human children and Tinker my furkid.
This makes me so sad that someone would treat an animal like that...
Bless you and I hope it all works out.
I'm Caryn, from Charlotte, NC...
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People can be so cruel you are and angel for adopting this pug I would feed seperatly until she gets used to her enviroment. I second look what Pat has done with Max or Max has done with Pat.
When smu came to us she came from something very similar, she was 6 months old and had never been out of her kennel, once we put her in our arms she never went back into her kennel. I left it open for her but she would use it as a pottie so we put it away. That was 4 years ago, patience will be the biggest thing with this little love. And thank you so much for opening your home and heart to her.
Lee & Judy parents of Smu
Thank you for saving this poor girl!
I'd definitely start feeding her separately and see how it goes. I used to say I can't believe what people do, but I've come to accept it, people suck.
Chris, owned by Minni the diva, and "Sugar" Ray the ever hungry.
DH to Ellen , DD to Lindsay and Carrie
Thank you for adopting her
I just cringed when I read what this poor baby has been through. I don't have any real advice but I guess if she didn't want to go back into the crate I sure wouldn't have the heart to force her to. I was use a play pen or something else. Good luck with her and thank you so much for rescuing this poor little girl. I hope whoever had her and treated her like that gets what they have coming to them someday.